If you need a last minute boost to get into the Halloween spirit, consider carving a Princess pumpkin! There are pictures of carving kits, free patterns, and inspiring pumpkins all below the cut.
The most recent carving kits seem to rely on these eye and mouth features that you insert in the pumpkin after carving. It reminds me of when you would create collages of faces by cutting out features from magazines in art class.
Older carving kits bank more on traditional carving techniques.
These patterns really are clip art with thicker lines. They can still work if you carve the blackened-out parks and score the thinner lines of the pumpkin.
A sweet Snow White design.
The kiss that changed the story.
I really like these Princess icons from Japan. They would be simple yet elegant patterns around the circumference of a pumpkin.
Cinderella in a pumpkin is a natural fit.
Sleeping Beauty fair, gold of sunshine in her hair...
Admittedly, it's more the Beast than Belle - but he does look epic in pumpkin form.
I really love the idea of taking images from the original movie posters and carving them, especially in Ariel's case.
If you'd rather skip the mess, you can show off your Princess love with paint.
Or if you're feeling really ambitious, try food sculpture.
For a great 3D effect, a pumpkin makes an excellent ballgown.
If you've carved a Princess pumpkin before or have found some really cool ones on the web, please share in the comments!
If you'd like to see what Disney posts I'm going to attempt next, see my Upcoming Posts.
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